Impacts of devaluing domestic work

Source: Indian Express GS-2:Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and issues arising out of their Design and Implementation Synopsis: There is a negative impact of devaluing the household care activities of women, on society. Background The following incidents have brought the issue of valuation of Women’s household activities. Recently, Kamal Hassan the… Continue reading Impacts of devaluing domestic work

Trends in Housework valuation

Synopsis: The work women perform for the family should be given due recognition and valued at par with a men’s work.  Introduction   Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam party recently promised salaries for housewives as a part of the party’s election manifesto, has invigorated the discussion on the acknowledgment of domestic work as work.  Read more – Wages for housework: An Analysis… Continue reading Trends in Housework valuation

Wages for housework: An Analysis

Recently, Kamal Haasan’s political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, proposed a due recognition to homemakers. The Political party included payment for homemaker’s domestic work as a part of their election manifesto.    The proposal reopened the academic debate of Paying women for their domestic and care work.  Payment to domestic care work was first demanded by the Third National Women’s Liberation Conference, in England in 1972. … Continue reading Wages for housework: An Analysis

Paying women for domestic and care work

Synopsis: Paying women for domestic and care work will not reduce or redistribute their burden. It will only lead to mere recognition of their efforts. Background Women bear a disproportionately high burden of unpaid domestic work and care work in India. According to the all-India Time Use Survey (2019) data, females bear more than 83% of the burden of domestic and care… Continue reading Paying women for domestic and care work

Issues in wages Against Housework and Alternatives to it

Synopsis- It is important to recognise the value of unpaid domestic work. However, creating value isn’t always about fair remuneration. A salary to women for domestic work will institutionalise the idea of men as ‘providers.   Introduction– Recently, Kamal Hasan’s party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, promised salaries to housewives as a part of its electoral campaign in Tamil Nadu. Shashi Tharoor also… Continue reading Issues in wages Against Housework and Alternatives to it

Should There Be Wages for Housework?

Synopsis- MNM led by Kamal Haasan promised to recognize HouseWorks. Efforts by historical movement to provide wages for HouseWorks, highlighted many challenges in doing that.    Background-  Makkal Needhi Maiam MNM, led by its founder Kamal Haasan has promised that homemakers’ will get their due recognition through payment for their house works which hitherto has been unrecognized and unmonitored.   According to International Labour Organization, women perform 76.2 per cent of total hours of unpaid care work, more than three… Continue reading Should There Be Wages for Housework?